July 24, 2020 3:00 PM, EDT

Stoneridge-Orlaco Announces SideEye Blind-Spot Detection System

Truck mirrors Truck with rearview and blind-spot mirrors. (Harry Wedzinga/Getty Images)

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Technology provider Stoneridge-Orlaco introduced active camera and radar detection system SideEye, which is intended to reduce blind spots and increase safety.

The turn-assist system alerts the driver when cyclists, pedestrians or other road users are present in the blind spot of the truck.

SideEye is a turn-assist system certified by Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt, Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority. The system is available in the U.S., the company said.

The blind-spot warning system consists of a combination of radar signals, audio signals and camera images. Furthermore, a monitor overlay indicates on the 7-inch display that someone is in the blind spot. SideEye provides visual and audible alerts for drivers as soon as it determines other road users are in the truck’s detection zone on the passenger side, according to the Dutch company, whose North American operations are in Jasper, Ga. — Transport Topics

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